Recent acquisition reinforces strength of pump team in region
Ohio Transmission Corporation, an industrial equipment service provider and distributor headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, announces the acquisition of Buckeye Pumps, Inc.
Buckeye Pumps, Inc., a company headquartered in Galion, provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. Buckeye Pumps will operate as a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, which provides expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems.
“Buckeye Pumps has built a strong following among customers and suppliers for industrial and municipal pumping solutions and repair services,” said Phil Derrow, President and CEO of Ohio Transmission Corporation. “Under the leadership of Dave Falk, Buckeye has also built a solid team of committed, capable, and highly motivated associates, and we are excited to have them on our team. Buckeye also has an excellent facility, including a great shop with a pump test pit to add to our growing service and repair capabilities.”
With this acquisition, Ohio Transmission Corporation now has 23 locations throughout the Midwest, South and the Northeast, along with eight service shops. The addition of Buckeye Pumps’ 23 associates brings Ohio Transmission Corporation’s existing workforce to about 650 employees.
Buckeye Pumps’ municipal products division distributes and services quality water and wastewater pumping and processing equipment. Its industrial products division provides a wide range of solutions for equipment and systems, including feasibility and cost-effective analyses as well as design/build, startup and comprehensive training services.
“The addition of Buckeye reinforces our already strong pump team throughout Ohio and neighboring states and strengthens our commitment to the pump business in these markets,” Rob Webb, President of OTP Industrial Solutions said.
As a division of OTP Industrial Solutions, Buckeye Pumps will have access to OTP’s vast product and service offerings and resources. The acquisition provides ample growth opportunities and will provide Buckeye’s customer base with a more comprehensive set of technical solutions.
“I deliberated between 20 different companies over a three-year period to find the right opportunity for Buckeye Pump’s employees, customers and vendors. OTP Industrial Solutions was the perfect complement to Buckeye Pump’s business. We fit each other very, very well. This acquisition provides our company, our employees and our primary vendors with wonderful growth potential. It was the right fit for everyone involved,” expressed David Falk, President of Buckeye Pumps. Falk will continue his leadership role with Buckeye Pumps as Vice President.
About Ohio Transmission Corporation
Established in 1963, Ohio Transmission Corporation is one of the largest industrial distributors and service providers in the United States. Its divisions include OTP Industrial Solutions, a provider of expert solutions for industrial motion control, fluid power, power transmission and pumping systems, and Air Technologies®, a compressed air system equipment and service provider and the largest distributor of Atlas Copco compressed air equipment in North America. Ohio Transmission Corporation is a partially employee-owned company that maintains locations throughout the Midwest and South. Ohio Transmission Corporation’s 650 associates share its founding vision of delivering excellent value through work with integrity. For more information, please visit www.otpnet.com and www.aircompressors.com.
About Buckeye Pumps, Inc.
For more than 30 years, Buckeye Pumps has been providing quality service through its pumping service and repair solutions. As a turn-key contractor, the company provides engineered process system and pump solutions for customers in industrial and municipal markets. For more information, please visit www.buckeyepumps.com.